Which one ?? Veillette, Sadowsky, F Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gencc, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. gencc


    Jan 24, 2005
    Hi cats..

    I am professional bass player from Europe .. playing for 12 years, mostly funk, soul, rnb and jazz.. I am really into fingerfunk, slap style playing..
    I will be in USA in April to visit a friend and thinking to buy a new 4 string during my visit.

    there are three basses to choose from :

    Veillette Retro Single cut 4
    Sadowsky MV4
    F Bass BN4

    I read amazing reviews about them...
    please post your opinions to help me..

    thanks a lot..

    keep groovin'

  2. LowEndLobster

    LowEndLobster Bass reviewer and youtube dude guy. Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 29, 2003
    Northern MA
    F bass. Jorje (George) does amazing work.
  3. LM Bass

    LM Bass

    Jul 19, 2002
    Vancouver, BC
    If you're after a super duper Jazz bass, the Sadowsky.
    If you're after a similar fendery sound, but with more flexibilty and better ergonomics, the F bass.
    The Veillette sounds interesting, but I've not played one.

    I am a big fan of the F basses, myself.

  4. To me, based on what styles you are playing, a Sadowsky "sound" is right up your alley. Not sure what kind of neck you are looking for.

    If I were you, I'd also check out a Lakland.
  5. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I think an Ash / Maple bass with active bass treble is the way to go, so any of the basses mentioned would be more than suitable. Its really going to come down to personal preference, but if I were in you shoes, I would go the Sadowsky because it will retain its value well and its shape (ie Fender Jazz) is widely accepted in any gig and studio in the world.
  6. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    F Bass.

    That's all I got to say about that.
  7. Funkize you

    Funkize you Guest

    Nov 4, 2003
    Westminster Ca.
    F it.
  8. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    After years of messing arround with various high end "custom"basses I have become a Sadowsky convert. I have a good fiend who is selling his Fodera five because his Metro sounds better in the mix. Go with the MV4 but get the VTC ( a worthy upgrade to improve the fingerstyle sound) you want regret it .
  9. It really depends od what you need....I only tried F Bass from those three basses...
    And that's a sensationnal bass with you'll be able to play anything...the preamp has a very wide range and you can play from reggae to metal with it.
    The ash maple cocktail offers you great fingerstyle sound with solid low ends, and a monster slap sound! The neck is a freeway, easy playable and it's easy to be used from it! It's a real doped Jazz Bass....with a '70s wibe!

    But if you want a 4 strings, you have to know that they are custom!
    So perhaps you'll have to order one in the USA, or to order one from Europe...
    PM sent...

  10. GRoberts


    Jan 7, 2003
    Tucson, AZ USA
    F Basses are without a doubt "GREAT" bass for Slap, Fingerstyle funk and Jazz, R&B. I own two and they continue to blow me away. Not to say Sadowsky's are not equally great. They are also on my short list to add when the time is right. But owning two F Basses, I can say without a doubt, they are exceptional for everything you described.

    In my experience, get the standard Ash/Maple.

    Good luck and have fun! Gary
  11. Any of the three should more than meet your expectations. It will probably come down to personal preference.

    For me, Sadowsky was the best choice.

    Happy Hunting!
  12. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Sadowsky, of course

  13. Oooooooo.....
    Man, F Bass or Sadowsky.........
    I wouldn't want to be in your shoes trying to decide.......
    Ummmm........Sado......wait.....F Ba.....umm....Sa.......F Ba.........sheeze..........